I’ve been a loyal user of Topaz products for a very long time. I have had great success with Topaz Denoise, and was eager to try out the Denoise AI product.
While Denoise AI has remarkable noise reduction, I find that it dramatically over-sharpens for me – even when at absolutely lowest settings (noise reduction 0.01, sharpen 0.0, details 0.0), it adds massive sharpening artifacts to some photos.
I have an example here, a zoo shot from my new 90D. Apologies in advance for the file sizes. In this folder, you’ll find the original, Denoise6 (strength 0.07), and DenoiseAI (noise reduction 0.01, all others zero). You can see, especially in the colored feathers just below the head, the introduction of massive sharpening artifacts. This was really disappointing.
Does anyone else see this? I opened a trouble ticket, but the feedback I got was, “looks good to me”.
My view is, if sharpening is set a zero, it shouldn’t do any sharpening!